Plumbing Problem? Call A Plumbing Company | Burleson, TX
It’s not uncommon to worry when something in your house stops working, including your plumbing system. For most people, the fear of the unknown makes plumbing problems upsetting because you won’t know what’s wrong and how much it will cost to repair. Having the problem addressed immediately is the best way to stop worrying because a plumber can determine what’s wrong and how much it will cost to fix.
If your system experiences any of the problems listed below, call a plumbing company.
The drainage system is an essential part of your plumbing system, removing water and waste from the home. Drain problems can be inconvenient and can damage your plumbing system, and you should call a plumbing company if your drains experience the following issues.
- Slow drains indicate a small clog that has to be removed to prevent it from escalating to a significant clog that can prevent the water from draining.
- A complete clog indicates a significant drain clog that will prevent the water from draining, resulting in standing water in the sink or tub. You won’t be able to use the fixture until the clog is eliminated, so you should call a plumber soon.
- Multiple drain clogs indicate a clog in the sewer line that must be removed immediately. Ignoring the problem will allow the clog to escalate, causing the water and waste to back up into the house.
A plumbing company will send a tech to your house to eliminate the clog. When they’re done, the water will flow quickly down the drain. You won’t have to worry about the water and waste backing up into the house.
Toilet clogs are relatively common and happen when too much water and waste are flushed. Clogs also occur when you flush something that shouldn’t be, such as baby wipes, paper towels, and feminine products.
Toilet clogs aren’t usually a cause for concern because most can be eliminated with a plunger, so you can flush without worrying about the toilet overflowing. If you’ve tried to plunge the toilet and the clog remains, it’s time to call a plumbing company. They will send a plumber to your home with the necessary tools to eliminate the clog so that you can flush and the toilet won’t overflow. You can’t use the toilet until the clog is removed, which is frustrating, especially if you only have one bathroom, so you should make the call right away.
A plumbing leak is a serious problem because it can cause considerable water damage and mold growth. Also, a leaking pipe will waste water, causing your water bills to increase.
You can easily detect a leak under the sink because you’ll see a puddle of water under the kitchen or bathroom sink. A leak behind the wall is also easy to see because it will leave water spots on the wall. If the leak comes from a pipe under the house, it can cause issues in the basement, such as a warm area on the floor, a crack on the floor or wall, dampness, or a musty smell. The leak can also cause puddles to form near the house, or an area of the lawn will be greener and lusher than the rest. In severe cases, the leak can cause damage to your home’s foundation.
A plumbing company will send a tech to your house with the tools and equipment necessary to fix the leak, and they’ll bring leak detection equipment if they need help locating the leaking pipe.
Water Heater Issues
Your water heater is essential to your plumbing system because it heats and stores the cold water that enters the house, so you always have hot water when needed. Water heater issues can affect the water temperature, the quality and cause water damage. You should call a plumbing company if your water heater acts up and exhibits any of the following problems.
- Moisture or water pooling around the unit.
- The water heater makes a banging or clanging sound.
- You don’t have hot water.
- The water doesn’t get hot enough, regardless of how long it runs.
- You run out of hot water often.
- Rust-colored hot water
- Poor hot water pressure
A plumbing company will send a tech to inspect the water heater to make a diagnosis. They will decide if they can repair the unit or if replacing it is the best option.
Texas winters are relatively mild, but when there’s a cold front or an Arctic snap in the forecast, the temperature can drop below freezing, and your pipes can freeze.
If you try to turn on the water when it’s freezing outside, and nothing comes out, the pipes have likely frozen, and you should call a plumber immediately. When the pipes freeze, the water inside will freeze and expand, causing the pipes to burst and flood your house, causing significant water damage and mold growth.
A plumber will thaw the pipes as quickly as possible before the pipes burst. When the risk of burst pipes is eliminated, they can give you tips to prevent the pipes from freezing again. They can also wrap the pipes in heated tape, so they don’t get cold the next time the temperature drops below freezing.
Call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Fort Worth
If your plumbing system acts up and you need to call a plumbing company, look no further than Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Fort Worth. We’re a full-service plumbing company, providing superior service to customers in the area for years.
Our plumbers are professionally trained and have the knowledge and experience to handle any job you have, whether simple or complex. When you call for plumbing service, the plumber will arrive at your house on time. If they’re late, we’ll pay you $5 for every minute until they arrive, and this is our “if there’s any delay, it’s you we pay” guarantee.
To schedule an appointment for plumbing service, give us a call at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Fort Worth or book online.
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